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A female artist and activist serving a 12-year prison sentence in Iran is facing additional charges, including “indecent conduct,” after shaking her male lawyer’s hand. Atena Farghadani, 29, was arrested in August 2014 after drawing a cartoon that depicted members of the Iranian Parliament as animals. After a trial lasting only half an hour, she was found guilty in June 2015 of multiple charges, including spreading propaganda, insulting the president and colluding against national security, according to Amnesty International. Farghadani was sentenced to 12 years and nine months behind bars. After the trial, her lawyer, Mohammad Moghimi, shook her hand while visiting her in prison. This led to them being charged with “indecent conduct” and having an “illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery.”
Auerbach said that a “typical” sentence for “indecent contact between unmarried people of the opposite sex” is “74 lashes.” She noted that was the sentence handed down to Mohammad Ali Taheri, a spiritual leader who touched the wrists of women in his group. Both Farghadani and her lawyer are set to face trial at some point, but Auerbach did not know when, and noted that the date may not even be announced beforehand. When Farghadani was initially arrested in August 2014, she was incarcerated until November. After she was released, she recounted in a YouTube video and interviews the brutal treatment she had suffered in detention, including beatings and 9-hour interrogations.
originally posted by: Brotherman
I wish I could say who cares and my country America has enough of its own problems we should be focused on, problem is, is that, that statement may offend someone. If the people of Iran really hate laws (laws I do not understand much btw) maybe the people should revolt, ask England, they'll tell you it worked for colonial Americans. If Iran wants SH** that makes sense they have to fight for it.
It was my understanding that revolutions were supposed to make things better and give freedom to an oppressed people...seems some folk have it backwards
originally posted by: Kapusta
a reply to: TinySickTears
Your title is very misleading . She was charged for spreading propaganda and other activities.
She was an activist .
Your title makes it sound like she was charged only for "shaking a hand" way to keep that MSM twist going.
Deny ignorance is a great motto , invest in it some time .